Hear from our Access to HE Students

What do our students think?

If you're considering an Access to HE course and you're not sure if it's for you, read about what some of our students think about returning to studying.

Jenny Kolymvas, Age 30

Access to Health and Social Care

“I want to be a midwife and it’s no easy feat. It is a notoriously difficult profession to get into, however with the support of The College and the fact the course is diverse, I stand a good chance!

This course offers me a fantastic variety of knowledge that’s easy to understand and the tutors are so approachable. If there’s something I don’t understand, I know I can just ask and get the issue resolved quickly.

There’s a good balance between home and college life. This is crucial as I have two small children.

The timetable works well with my personal life too. Having two young children can make things a bit hard, but The College helps with my childcare costs and I can access most of the information from my lessons online, so I can recap when they’re in bed. The College has given me a lot of guidance towards my future career and pushes me to succeed. I now feel I’ve got the best start possible.”

Kieran Foley, Age 21

Access to Computing

“After training as an apprentice electrician for three years, I knew that I no longer wanted to pursue this as a career. I had been experimenting with computer programming, developing apps (for Apple devices) in my spare time, and so really developed an interest in programming. I decided I wanted to study it at university but didn’t have the right qualifications to get onto a degree course. When I found the Access to Computing course at The College, I knew it would help me achieve my aspirations.

The facilities at The College are great. You have access to all the latest software, the course is well structured and at the right level, and the tutors are excellent.

I really feel like The College has put a lot into it. As well as teaching you the knowledge, the course also prepares you for university. It teaches you how to write assignments and reports, and even Harvard Referencing! Going to university doesn’t seem so daunting now.”